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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1989 Jun;18(6):885-892. Korean. Original Article.
Lee SK , Min BK , Hwang SN , Suk JS , Choi DY .
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

The author analyzed 100 patients with cerebral infarction who had been admitted to Chung-Ang University Hospital during the recent two years. The results were obtained as follows; 1) The male to female ratio was 2.1: 1 and majority of patients were over fifth decades. 2) The most common neurological symptom was hemiparesis or hemiplegia(29.2%), and then followed by headache and vomiting(19.5%), & speech disturbance(19.5%). And 55% of the admitted patients were alert. 3) The commonly associated diseases were hypertension(60.9%) and diabetes mellitus(7.2%). The common E.K.G findings were sinus arrhythmia(20.7%), and L.V.H(18.0%). 4) Computerized tomographic findings were completely normal in 27 % of the patients on admission but those who showed abnormal CT findings, the most frequent finding was low density area in the middle cerebral artery territory including basal ganglia and internal capsule(35%). 5) Serum total cholesterol and triglyceride levels were significantly increased. 6) Cerebral infarction tends to attack more frequently during spring(38%), and winter(29%), & outcome was relatively good(66.0%).

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